Vanessa Torres

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Vanessa Torres
Personal information
Born (1986-07-17) July 17, 1986 (age 28)
Anaheim, California, U.S.
Height 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m)
Weight 120 pounds (54 kg)
Sport
Country  United States
Sport Skateboarding

Vanessa Torres (born July 17, 1986 in Anaheim, California) is a professional skateboarder.

Vanessa is one of the top skateboarding women in the world. She is featured in several women's skateboarding videos such as AKA: Girl Skater and Getting Nowhere Faster. She also appears in the video game Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, making her the third female as a playable skater to appear in the Tony Hawk's video game series, the first being Elissa Steamer and second being Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins.

In 2003, Torres became the first female skateboarder to win a gold medal at the X Games. She won the street course at the first X Games to feature female skateboarding competitions.[1]

Torres is of Mexican descent.[2] She splits her personal time living in San Diego and San Francisco, California.[3]

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